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Budai Name Meaning

Hungarian: habitational name for someone from Buda the former capital of Hungary which now forms part of Budapest. There are other places so called in Heves and Zala counties and in former Kolozs County in Transylvania (now in Romania) which may also have given rise to the surname. The etymology of the placename is uncertain: it is probably a derivative of Bod or Bud a personal name of Turkish origin (see Boda ). This surname is also found in Romania and Slovakia. Compare Buday .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Buda, Boda, Bodi, Rudi, Budin, Buza, Badami, Buday, Budde, Budge

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Where is the Budai family from?

You can see how Budai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Budai family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Budai families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Budai's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Budai families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Budai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Budai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Budai. 100% of Budai men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Budai women worked as a Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 823 census records available for the last name Budai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Budai census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 885 immigration records available for the last name Budai. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 508 military records available for the last name Budai. For the veterans among your Budai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Budai lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Budai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Budai in 1958 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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